Visconti back on top

Italian fires ahead of championships

Italian Giovanni Visconti took victory number one for the season Friday in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He accelerated ahead of Slovenians Grega Bole (Amica Chips-Knauf) and Jure Kocjan (CarmioOro - A-Style) at the end of Tour de Slovénie stage two.

Team ISD positioned Visconti for the final 1000 metres of 10-percent gradient. Teammate Alessandro Proni was the last to work and finished with 400 metres remaining. Italy's Marco Bandiera (Lampre-NGC) attacked immediately, but Visconti used Bole to launch for his win.

Visconti is preparing for a repeat of his 2007 Italian Championship win next weekend in Imola.

Dane Jacob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) continues to lead the Tour de Slovénie, which continues tomorrow with a stage to Kravavec. The race ends Sunday with a stage from Sent Jerne to Novo Mesto.

Results
1Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD3:13:05 
2Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia  
3Jure Kocjan (Slo) Carmiooro - A-Style0:00:02 
4Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:00:03 
5Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:00:04 
6Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
7Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
8Alessandro Proni (Ita) ISD  
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
10Blaz Furdi (Slo) Sava  
11Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
12Eugenio Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura  
13Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:00:10 
14Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus  
15Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil  
16Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Centri della Calzatura  
17Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD  
18Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas  
19Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
20Gasper Svab (Slo) Sava  
21Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:17 
22Martin Schöffmann (Aut) ELK Haus0:00:20 
23Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:00:22 
24Marcello Pavarin (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
25Harald Totschnig (Aut) ELK Haus  
26Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
27Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) ELK Haus  
28Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
29Matej Stare (Slo) Sava  
30Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
31Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Croatia  
32Lasse Bochmann (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
33Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
34Matija Kvasina (Cro) Croatia0:00:27 
35Matic Strgar (Slo) Slovenia  
36Dmitri Nikandrov (Rus) Centri della Calzatura  
37Luka Rakusa (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
38Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:00:30 
39Diego Milan Jimenez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:00:37 
40Rok Jerse (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:00:41 
41Danilo Hondo (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
42Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
43Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Slovenia0:00:52 
44Marco Frapporti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:00:54 
45Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:00:56 
46Bostjan Rezman (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
47Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Croatia  
48Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas  
49Alain Van Der Velde (Ned) Centri della Calzatura  
50Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:01:00 
51Markus Eibegger (Aut) ELK Haus0:01:06 
52Stefan Rucker (Aut) ELK Haus  
53Domen Hribar (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:01:12 
54Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro - A-Style  
55Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil  
56Nik Burjek (Slo) Sava0:01:17 
57Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava0:01:19 
58Jan Valach (Svk) ELK Haus  
59Uros Silar (Slo) Sava  
60Dejan Bajt (Slo) Sava  
61Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
62Erik Poljanec (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
63Jure Golcer (Slo) Slovenia  
64Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
65Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
66Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:01:25 
67Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:01:28 
68Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD  
69Simone Stortoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
70Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
71Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
72Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
73Miha Svab (Slo) Adria Mobil  
74Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
75Luca Zanasca (Ita) Centri della Calzatura  
76Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
77Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
78Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
79Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
80Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
81Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
82Nejc Kosir (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
83Blaz Zun (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
84Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
85Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
86Frantisek Padour (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
87Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
88Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
89Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:01:49 
90Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:02:00 
91Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare  
92Jure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:23 
93Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:31 
94Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD  
95Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD  
96Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD  
97Bjorn Thurau (Ger) ELK Haus0:03:54 
98Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:04:13 
99Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:43 
100Borja Jelic (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:06:09 
101Deni Banicek (Cro) Croatia  
102David Demanuele (Cro) Croatia  
103Gregor Lah (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:06:14 
104Simon Novak (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
105Zvonimir Pokupec (Cro) Croatia  
106Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:06:22 
107Primoz Segina (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
108Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:06:27 
109Cristiano Benenati (Ita) ISD  
110Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style  
111Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:06:30 
112Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil0:06:46 
113Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:06:58 
114Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura  
115Marjan Perkovic (Cro) Croatia0:07:10 
116Alan Majersic (Slo) Slovenia0:07:33 
117Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style  
118Rok Tehovnik (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:08:28 
119Silvano Valcic (Cro) Croatia0:08:54 
120Blaz Bonca (Slo) Sava0:09:07 
DNFSimone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
DNSKarsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank  
Mountain 1 - Suhi Dol (Cat 2.) km. 53
1Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura6pts
2Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura4 
3Uros Silar (Slo) Sava2 
Mountain 2 - Trešcak (Cat. 3), km. 124
1Alessandro Proni (Ita) ISD3pts
2Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2 
3Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD1 
Sprint 1 - Škofjalok, km 25
1Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre - NGC5pts
2Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura3 
3Danilo Hondo (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author1 
Sprint - Vrhnika, km 71,5
1Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura5pts
2Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura3 
3Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Sprint 3 - Grosuplje, km. 114
1Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura5pts
2Cristiano Benenati (Ita) ISD3 
3Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD1 
Teams
1ISD9:39:29 
2Lampre - N.G.C0:00:15 
3Sava0:00:22 
4Centri Della Calzatura0:00:27 
5Team Saxo Bank0:00:29 
6ELK Haus0:00:38 
7Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:00:49 
8Slovenian National Team0:01:05 
9CSF Group - Navigare0:01:06 
10PSK Whirlpool - Author0:01:12 
11Liquigas0:01:14 
12Adria Mobil0:01:18 
13Carmiooro - A Style0:01:30 
14Croatian National Team0:01:31 
15Motomat Delo Revije0:02:06 
16Radenska Kd Financial Point0:02:11 
General classification after stage 2
1Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank9:40:43 
2Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil0:02:04 
3Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:03:06 
4Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD0:03:10 
5Gasper Svab (Slo) Sava  
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:03:18 
7Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas0:03:24 
8Alessandro Proni (Ita) ISD0:03:59 
9Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD0:04:08 
10Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:04:22 
11Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank0:04:35 
12Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:04:40 
13Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
14Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
15Lasse Bochmann (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
16Matija Kvasina (Cro) Croatia0:04:45 
17Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Croatia0:05:00 
18Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:05:46 
19Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia0:07:51 
20Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:08:00 
21Blaz Furdi (Slo) Sava0:08:01 
22Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
23Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:08:07 
24Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil  
25Martin Schöffmann (Aut) ELK Haus0:08:17 
26Matej Stare (Slo) Sava0:08:19 
27Rok Jerse (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:08:38 
28Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas0:08:53 
29Jure Golcer (Slo) Slovenia0:09:16 
30Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:09:25 
31Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
32Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:09:46 
33Jure Kocjan (Slo) Carmiooro - A-Style0:09:54 
34Filippo Savini (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:09:57 
35Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:09:59 
36Luka Rakusa (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:10:22 
37Francesco Tizza (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:10:29 
38Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Slovenia0:10:51 
39Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:10:59 
40Uros Silar (Slo) Sava0:11:18 
41Simone Stortoni (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:11:24 
42Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:11:27 
43Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:13:35 
44Harald Totschnig (Aut) ELK Haus0:13:53 
45Gerhard Trampusch (Aut) ELK Haus  
46Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas  
47Stanislav Kozubek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:14:12 
48Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
49Marco Frapporti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:14:25 
50Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:14:27 
51Stefan Rucker (Aut) ELK Haus0:14:37 
52Markus Eibegger (Aut) ELK Haus  
53Jan Valach (Svk) ELK Haus0:14:50 
54Vladimir Kerkez (Slo) Sava  
55Fortunato Baliani (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:14:59 
56Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
57Alessandro Raisoni (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:17:32 
58Alessandro Bisolti (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:17:51 
59Luca Zanasca (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:18:23 
60Emanuel Kiserlovski (Cro) Croatia0:19:03 
61Daniele Colli (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:23:22 
62Eugenio Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:23:35 
63Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus0:23:41 
64Marcello Pavarin (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:23:53 
65Dmitri Nikandrov (Rus) Centri della Calzatura0:23:58 
66Diego Milan Jimenez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:24:08 
67Danilo Hondo (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:24:12 
68Bostjan Rezman (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:24:27 
69Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:24:43 
70Sebastien Fournet Fayard (Fra) Carmiooro - A-Style  
71Nik Burjek (Slo) Sava0:24:48 
72Tomas Buchacek (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author0:24:50 
73Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC  
74Dejan Bajt (Slo) Sava  
75Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
76Aristide Ratti (Ita) Carmiooro - A-Style0:24:56 
77Davide Ricci Bitti (Ita) ISD0:24:59 
78Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas  
79Miha Svab (Slo) Adria Mobil  
80Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - NGC  
81Didac Ortega (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
82Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
83Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
84Frantisek Padour (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
85Petr Bencik (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
86Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo  
87Murilo Fischer (Bra) Liquigas  
88Mauro Finetto (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare0:25:31 
89Emanuele Vona (Ita) ISD0:26:02 
90Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD  
91Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD  
92Bjorn Thurau (Ger) ELK Haus0:27:25 
93Matic Strgar (Slo) Slovenia0:27:36 
94Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:28:14 
95Domen Hribar (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:28:21 
96Erik Poljanec (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:28:28 
97Blaz Zun (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:28:37 
98Nejc Kosir (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
99Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
100Jure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:29:32 
101Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil0:29:40 
102Borja Jelic (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
103Cristiano Benenati (Ita) ISD0:29:58 
104Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil0:30:17 
105Alain Van Der Velde (Ned) Centri della Calzatura0:30:24 
106Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:30:29 
107Marjan Perkovic (Cro) Croatia0:30:41 
108Silvano Valcic (Cro) Croatia0:32:25 
109Gregor Lah (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:33:23 
110Simon Novak (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
111Zvonimir Pokupec (Cro) Croatia  
112Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:33:31 
113Primoz Segina (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije  
114Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:33:36 
115Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura0:34:07 
116Deni Banicek (Cro) Croatia0:35:35 
117David Demanuele (Cro) Croatia  
118Rok Tehovnik (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:35:37 
119Blaz Bonca (Slo) Sava0:36:16 
120Alan Majersic (Slo) Slovenia0:36:59 
Points classification
1Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD29pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank25 
3Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil21 
4Grega Bole (Slo) Slovenia20 
5Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point19 
6Alessandro Proni (Ita) ISD16 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) CSF Group - Navigare16 
8Jure Kocjan (Slo) Carmiooro - A-Style16 
9Alan Majersic (Slo) Slovenia15 
10Gasper Svab (Slo) Sava14 
11Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC14 
12Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura13 
13Martin Mares (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author12 
14Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD12 
15Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Liquigas10 
16Ruggero Marzoli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo10 
17Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank9 
18Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC7 
19Primoz Segina (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije6 
20Blaz Furdi (Slo) Sava6 
21Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
22Andrea Grendene (Ita) Lampre - NGC5 
23Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - NGC5 
24Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo5 
25Eugenio Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura4 
26Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil3 
27Cristiano Benenati (Ita) ISD3 
28Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura3 
29Radoslav Rogina (Cro) Croatia3 
30Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil2 
31Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank2 
32Harald Starzengruber (Aut) ELK Haus2 
33Rok Tehovnik (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije1 
34Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
35Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1 
36Danilo Hondo (Ger) PSK Whirlpool - Author1 
37Gianluca Mirenda (Ita) ISD1 
U23 classification
1Blaz Furdi (Slo) Sava9:48:44 
2Martin Schöffmann (Aut) ELK Haus0:00:16 
3Jan Tratnik (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:06:26 
4Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil0:16:42 
5Nik Burjek (Slo) Sava0:16:47 
6Dejan Bajt (Slo) Sava0:16:49 
7Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas0:16:58 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
9Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil  
10Frantisek Padour (Cze) PSK Whirlpool - Author  
11Bjorn Thurau (Ger) ELK Haus0:19:24 
12Erik Poljanec (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:20:27 
13Blaz Zun (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:20:36 
14Nejc Kosir (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
15Klemen Stimulak (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point  
16Jure Zagar (Slo) Adria Mobil0:21:31 
17Marjan Perkovic (Cro) Croatia0:22:40 
18Silvano Valcic (Cro) Croatia0:24:24 
19Gregor Lah (Slo) Motomat Delo Revije0:25:22 
20Robert Jenko (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point0:25:30 
21Deni Banicek (Cro) Croatia0:27:34 
22Blaz Bonca (Slo) Sava0:28:15 
23Alan Majersic (Slo) Slovenia0:28:58 
24Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:24:47 
Mountains classification
1Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank18pts
2Tomaz Nose (Slo) Adria Mobil12 
3Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Radenska KD Financial Point8 
4Alan Majersic (Slo) Slovenia6 
5Domenico Loria (Ita) Centri della Calzatura6 
6Gasper Svab (Slo) Sava4 
7Harald Totschnig (Aut) ELK Haus4 
8Luca Fioretti (Ita) Centri della Calzatura4 
9Alessandro Proni (Ita) ISD3 
10Dario David Cioni (Ita) ISD3 
11Uros Silar (Slo) Sava2 
12Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2 
13Bjorn Thurau (Ger) ELK Haus2 
Teams classification
1Team Saxo Bank29:11:16 
2ISD0:02:20 
3Liquigas0:07:50 
4Lampre - N.G.C0:07:55 
5Sava0:10:23 
6Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:12:08 
7CSF Group - Navigare0:13:20 
8Slovenia0:18:05 
9Croatia0:19:41 
10Carmiooro - A Style0:22:31 
11PSK Whirlpool - Author0:25:44 
12Adria Mobil0:25:53 
13ELK Haus0:26:44 
14Radenska Kd Financial Point0:27:46 
15Motomat Delo Revije0:34:36 
16Centri Della Calzatura0:39:57 

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